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    Adding COR and UPD fields to authority records in batch load

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 18.01

    Description:
    Work being done to import records which are cleaned up and updated by Marcive into our Bib and Authorities Libraries. For this I need to overlay the Authorities records with data received.

    a) COR field
    - There is desire to add this for the records which get imported. How would I best address this functionality? Do I add this to tab_fix and then call that fix routine when running p_manage_18 or is there something else to be done.

    b) UPD field
    - How is the UPD field set on import? Via tab100 setting? If so, how should I be setting this if the changes are not yet made to tables for the new functionality? If I set this to Y right away, what would have to be done to have the additional functionality (table changes) added later? Or should it be N for now until we have the table changes in place?

    Resolution:
    a) COR: The COR field is added to authority records via the fix_doc_preferred function. fix_doc_preferred is described in the following sections of the System Librarian Guide - Individual Chapters -- Authorities: 3.2.6, 3.6.5, and 6.6.2.

    KB records 6756 and 6483 also have some info.

    b) UPD: tab100 plays no role in this. KB 8192-5000 describes how the fix_doc_do_file_08 routine is used to add the UPD $$aN.

    Until you have things in place, you would need to load the records with UPD $$aN. Later, when things are ready, you can use p_manage_21 to update the appropriate records to UPD $$aY.


    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013